Are you on the market for a new car?
If you’re not sure what to buy, we’ve found some of the most exciting cars hitting the road in 2023.
The Purosangue is Ferrari’s first ever four-door, four-seater car – and it’s first SUV too. Set to go on sale in early 2023, the Purosangue won’t hit the UK until late summer, after it’s rolled out across mainland Europe.
Accelerating from 0-60mph in just over three seconds, and with a newly configured V12 engine, the Purosangue has all the power of a large SUV while maintaining that classic Ferrari sports car feel.
Available for order at the end of 2022, the Peugeot 408 hits the roads early 2023. Currently, you can buy the 408 as a plug-in hybrid or with a pure petrol engine, but a fully electric version will be on sale later in 2023.
The Peugeot 408 comes with a full suite of Driver Assist tools. Parking is easier with the 360º camera vision, and blind spot monitoring up to an impressive 75m. The 408’s safest drive yet is made possible thanks to 6 cameras and 9 radars mounted around the car.
Lamborghini’s most surprising car yet, the Sterrato sees the luxury brand venturing into off-road terrain. The Italian manufacturers call it the ‘first super sports car designed for driving on loose surfaces’ and production starts in February 2023. You can expect to see this car on the road in late 2023.
When compared to the Huracan Evo, the Sterrato’s top speed is dramatically reduced from 202mph to 160mph, due to its all-terrain tyres. You’ll still feel all the power of a Lamorghini with the off-road model, as it accelerates from 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds, only 0.1 seconds slower than the speedier supercar.
Coming to the UK in late 2023, the release of the new Ford Mustang is something to look forward to. The exterior has evolved, but fans of the American icon will spot elements of the classic car in its design, from the unmistakeable silhouette to the tri-bar rear lights
Available as both manual and automatic, the Mustang sees the return of the iconic 5.0-litre V8 engine. The Ford favourite has also gone digital. There’s no more fiddling with controls as physical buttons for the radio and climate control have been integrated into the 13.2-inch central touchscreen.
The new all-electric Tesla Roadster, originally unveiled in 2017, is set to hit the roads in 2023, although there is no official release date yet. The basic model sells for approximately £160,000, with a Founders Series model going for around £200,000. Tesla hasn’t released details on the differences between the two, besides the fact that only 1000 of the Founders Series will be manufactured.
The Roadster has a top speed of 250mph and a reported acceleration of 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds – a whole second quicker than their key rival, the McLaren 570S. Like all Tesla models, the Roadster comes with all-wheel drive, using two electric motors to power both the front and back wheels.
Jeep is upgrading their Renegade model for 2023. The plug-in hybrid will no longer have the front-wheel drivetrain as four-wheel drive comes as standard.
Ideal for people who like to tackle extreme off-road routes, the Renegade is compact and fitted with Selec-Terrain – a system letting you choose between Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Sport, so you can have the utmost confidence and control wherever you’re driving.
The Audi A6 e-tron is set to hit the UK in the summer of 2023. No price has been announced although it is likely to start at approximately £55,000 – in line with other Audi A6 models.
Fully electric, the A6 e-tron uses what they call a Premium Platform Electric architecture. It uses the entire base of the car as a battery module, and the small motors mean lots of interior space for driver and passenger alike. An 800V electrical system and 100kWh battery mean you can go from 5% charge to 80% in just under 25 minutes.
Fiat are introducing an all-electric Panda in late 2023. Despite its modern appearance, the 2023 model still retains the rugged and utilitarian character of the original 1980 incarnation. Priced just as economically as the original Panda, the 2023 model is set to go on sale from just £22,000.
The 2023 Panda is being marketed as something of a ‘city car’, a vehicle that makes parking that much easier with its Fiat-typical small size. The Italian manufacturers are also planning a compact SUV Panda, although there are no confirmed designs or a release date just yet.
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